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Welcome to Hearthwood Veterinary Hospital

Your Veterinarian in Vancouver,WA

Call us at 360-892-1440

Hearthwood Veterinary Hospital has been part of the Vancouver community for over 35 years. Our three doctors and professional staff provide the highest level of veterinary care. We offer routine veterinary medicine and preventative care as well as digital x-ray, dental care, general surgery and therapeutic laser treatment.

We understand the special role your pet plays in your family and are dedicated to becoming your partner in your companions healthcare. Our goal is to practice the highest quality medicine and surgery with compassion. Our entire healthcare team is committed to providing personal attention to the individual concerns of each animal owner.

We have a number of resources for you to learn about how to take better care of your pets. Browse around and look at our articles and pet videos. The best veterinary care for animals is ongoing nutrition and problem prevention. If you want to ask a question call 360-892-1440 or email us and we'll promptly get back to you. Our Vancouver veterinarian office is very easy to get to, and you can find directions on our Contact Us page. You can also subscribe to our newsletter which is created especially for Vancouver pet owners. In between your veterinary visits, your pet will benefit from you reading these free informative articles.

At Hearthwood Veterinary Hospital, we treat your pets like the valued family members they are.

Dr. Sam Kopman
Vancouver Veterinarian | Hearthwood Veterinary Hospital | 360-892-1440

320 SE Hearthwood Blvd
Vancouver, WA 98684

AAHA- Accredited Hospitals: Champions for Excellent Care
Did you know that accreditation for animal hospitals is voluntary? Surprising, isn’t it? Nearly 60 percent of pet owners believe that their pet’s veterinary hospital is accredited when it is not. In actuality, only 12-15% of animal hospitals have gone through the accreditation evaluation process by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). We are proud to call ourselves an AAHA-accredited hospital.

In the United States, all human hospitals that serve people with Medicare must be accredited through an accrediting body; they undergo regular reviews and quality checks to ensure they meet standards of quality for every aspect of medical care. However, not all animal hospitals choose to pursue the AAHA-accreditation process since it is not required by law. When it comes to pet health care, accreditation is voluntary. The accreditation process is rigorous and time-consuming, and not every veterinary hospital wants to go through the lengthy process.

Accreditation by AAHA means that an animal hospital has been evaluated on approximately 900 standards of veterinary excellence. To maintain their accreditation, hospitals undergo a rigorous review by veterinary experts every three years. State and provincial regulations can vary widely – in fact, some states don’t routinely inspect hospitals, only going in for an inspection when a complaint is filed by a pet owner. AAHA accreditation is considered the standard for veterinary excellence, and does not vary between states or provinces (AAHA accredits hospitals in both the U.S. and Canada).

We are an AAHA-accredited veterinary hospital. That means we hold ourselves to a higher standard. Pets are our passion. And keeping them healthy is our #1 priority. Here, we strive to deliver excellent care for pets. Because your pets deserve nothing less. Learn more about AAHA accreditation and why our accreditation is important to you and your pet. Visit aaha.org/petowner.

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Vancouver Office

Monday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Meet Our Skilled Team

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Samuel Kopman
    DVM

    Dr. Kopman has been caring for pets and animal companions for 11 years.  He is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and the Southwest Washington Veterinary Medical Association.  He enjoys the variety and challenges of caring and helping dogs and cats and their families.

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  • Dr.
    Sandra Memenis
    DVM

    After graduating from veterinary school in the Midwest, Dr. Memenis began practicing on the Oregon coast and remained there for three years honing her skills with companion animal and emergency medicine.  This past spring she moved with her husband to the Vancouver area to be closer to family and has enjoyed the transition from the ocean to the mountains.

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  • Dr.
    Haley Primley
    DVM

    Hello my name is Dr. Haley Primley. I am a recent graduate of Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Throughout vet school, I gained a lot of valuable experience in both small and large animal medicine. I take a special interest in surgery, radiology, and sports medicine. It is always my goal address each individual’s concerns while also providing the best quality of care with compassion. Prior to vet school, I received my bachelors degree in Biology at Washington State University of Vancouver.

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  • Dr.
    Morgan Markuson
    DVM

    Dr. Markuson has always had a deep love for animals which inspired her to pursue a career in veterinary medicine to be able to steward the bond between people and their pets.  Dr. Markuson completed her undergraduate degree in Biology at Portland State University, and graduated from OSU College of Veterinary Medicine in 2019. She joined the Hearthwood team shortly after. Dr. Markuson loves the “sugar faced” senior pets and enjoys educating clients on patient care. She has a special interest in rehabilitation and osteoarthritis management and would like to pursue certification in canine rehabilitation.

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  • Dr.
    Dena Baumgartner
    DVM

    Dr. Baumgartner graduated vet school on a US Army Health Professions scholarship. After graduation, she served 3 years of active duty as a Captain in the Vet Corp caring for Military working dogs and government-owned horses. 

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  • "Dr. Kopman is great, he is compassionate and kind! I love his assistant..she is so nice and friendly. Great staff! Definetely recommend :)"
    Jana H
  • "We had to put our pug to sleep the vets were very helpful and full of compassion."
    Mike Casler